Entrepreneurship

“My great, great-grandfather, Roger, started the business in California back in the late 1800’s. Eight years after he tasted his first self-grown grapes and after several failed attempts, Roger Frances Winery was born.” – Brelyn Michele Clover Everybody is an entrepreneur today. I salute you. I believe in you. What I’m not a fan of…

What Real Work Looks Like

“So, I was thinking of revamping Bodies by Brelyn to an online platform where people can take virtual classes and get health and fitness resources for a monthly fee.” – Brelyn Michele Clover (taken from my new book, Battling Brelyn) I think my biggest pet peeve today is my culture’s insensitivity to work ethic. While many…

The Denial of Depression

“God, I don’t want to die. My heart started beating faster. Please. I can’t imagine my Mama standing over me crying.” – Brelyn Michele Clover (taken from my new book, Battling Brelyn) Sadly, it’s something that happens a lot in today’s culture. There’s a stigma attached to depression that causes people to withdraw from getting…

A Family Empire

“We were children who still volunteered at hospitals and shelters; who still shopped at Old Navy and ate at chain restaurants. We put up more money than we spent and had to make sure we tithed ten percent to our church.” – Brelyn Michele Clover I love the TV show “Empire”. Most of us dream of…

Struggling – The Things We Can’t See

“How could I call myself a Clover when my sickness had branded me as some weakling, while my parents and siblings seem to grow stronger every day?” – Brelyn Michele Clover (taken from my new book, Battling Brelyn) Brelyn finds herself struggling throughout Battling Brelyn. Namely, with the disease Lupus. But there are other struggles…